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Ewan McGregor on ‘Trainspotting 2’: ‘I’m totally up for it’

Posted at 2:20 pm, May 15, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment

Ewan McGregor is ready to rejoin the team of ‘Trainspotting’ and make a sequel to the 1996 black comic drama about Scottish junkies that made his name. ‘Yeah, I would,’ McGregor said during a live phone call from Los Angeles at a reunion of the cast and crew of ‘Trainspotting’ co-hosted at the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington by the London Film School and Time Out. ‘It’s funny – Irvine Welsh’s novel, “Porno” (which features the same characters, now older), is set 10 years after “Trainspotting”, but I wasn’t ready to do it then, for lots of reasons. But now there’s talk of it happening in a few years’ time, and I’m totally up for it. I’d be so chuffed to be back on set with everybody and I think it would be an extraordinary experience.’

On stage at the ‘Trainspotting’ event were the original film’s director Danny Boyle, actor Robert Carlyle, producer Andrew Macdonald and David Aukin, the Channel 4 executive who commissioned this lively, inventive adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel in the first place.

You can watch edited highlights of the event now at timeout.com/film  – including Robert Carlyle explaining what it was like to play one of cinema’s most memorable psychopaths.

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